Microsoft today forcibly changed a popular Xbox Ambassador's "Cow Moolester" Gamertag because it was deemed offensive by anonymous complaints.
I wonder what happened to his friends list after the third Reich smacked down that hammer.
nothing. You keep your friends list and gamerscore. Its just a way microsoft can say that they are moderating XBL. I have had 2 names that i have had to change because they were offensive. Which is kinda crap but after that one kid got a picture of female breasts ( not to be confused with the male ones) sent as a message on XBL, the mother tryed to take MS to court for not moderating there services. I can see why but still crap
Thats pathetic, but whats even more pathetic are the douchebags that complained about it.
Or maybe some cows (not talking about heavy women) started signing up for XBL. It's my god given right to moolest or fantasize about moolesting cows. Now that I think about it I might be talking about heavy women cause heavy women and PETA seem to go hand in hand.
If MY gamer tag was Cow Moolester and I'd been using it online since 1990's (as I have with Capt CHAOS), AND I was forced to change it.. I know what I'd do.. I'd throw my 360 out of the window..
I'm honestly surprised you lasted this long, but it was a good run right?
Just think of a similar taboo like gamertag and keep giving Microsoft a hard time :)
... and yet they can't seem to keep obnoxious gamers off XBOX Live...
... just how many cows had to complain before this was done? I wasn't aware they could play video games!
OH THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!! HOW IS THE HANDLE "COW MOOLESTOR" OFFENSIVE TO ANYONE?!?!?!?
Think about it for a second...
Oh noes... is he a known pedophile, that baits in kids with free milk? No? Then what's the problem?
YOU complained about it, didn't you?
And I still say the idiots with the potty mouths playing the FPS games over LIVE are more offensive!!!! I don't care how many of you disagree with me!!!
others should be allowed to vote to the person keep it..
I can see why some ppl found that offensive. Good thing Microsoft forced that idiot to change that name. I think moderation is necessary as long as there are still idiots out there.
that sucks for him, but his new one is moo cowlester, wonder it they are going to do something for that???
Why, I think it is a beautiful name!
I guess I'm lucky that baking muffins can't really be deemed offensive... touch wood! after all.. they are just muffins right?... RIGHT?!?! good luck next time on your gamer tag mate
Dont blame MF for this, blame the people that reported it! They have to uphold a standard regardless of reasoning. MF sees it as "Enough people found this offensive, it should be changed." I bet if you set up a name that wasn't offensive at all and got enough people to report it they would make that name be changed too. I only wish that people would use this tool more often to get rid of all the gtags that have jew or other rascist and gay bashing undertones.
but im sure that microsoft wouldent want them to have a name that could be offensive to anyone. Should I get mad at microsoft or sites like this one for not alowing me to name my self cli#Mcsandwitch? If the name was that important he shouldent have benn an xboxlive Ambassador(what the fuc# is that anyways). But once again this isnt news and is pretty stupid. Its not news if someones name is eatsbabiesandrapEyourdog, and Its not news if someone makes them change it.
But I am sure MS must take action when they get complaints from people with no sense of humor...
I'm on N4G again?
Ha Ha You gotta PWNED by Microsoft...=) Just kidding Cow, But hey on the bright side this is the 2nd time you have made N4G!
the community is quick to pick up on MS, sony or ninty if they are overly draconian against someone who clearly has supported a console and has been let down BTW think you should have changed it to cow modlester
... you'll be fine...
Well, I think Microsoft did the right thing. Even when the gamertag is funny I can see why some people will get offended by it. Specially since there are a lot of kids online.
This just shows they need to loosen up. I wonder if PSN does this to people too..
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